TWU

Fighting for a safer, fairer road transport industry!


Being a truckie is Australia’s most dangerous job. For over 20 years TWU members have been fighting for safe, fair rates for truck drivers and safer roads for all Australians.

Safe Rates guarantees that every truckie on our roads is behind the wheel of a well-maintained vehicle, won’t have to risk falling asleep on the job just to make a living and isn’t trying to meet an impossible deadline.

What do we want?

For every truck driver – from employee to subbie - to have rates and conditions of work that ensure they’re paid for every hour, every kilometre and every cost.

What are we doing?


Our Campaign for Safe Rates has continued over more than 20 years.

By combining workplace organising with community, political and industrial action, we’ve has some big wins including:
  • Establishing the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal – a dedicated forum for the road transport industry
  • Strong National TWU agreements with major transport companies like Toll and Linfox

Find out more about the latest in our Safe Rates campaign.

How can you get involved?

There are a few ways you can get involved in our fight for a safer and fairer road transport industry:

And don’t forget to sign-up for campaign updates!

  • More Deaths In Truck Crashes As Government Abolishes Safe Rates

    April 22


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 April 2016
     
    Two people have been killed in Tasmania and a young truck driver died in NSW just days after the Government abolished a system for examining safety in transport.

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  • RN: Family Members Vow to Fight the Abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

    April 22


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  • 'Turnbull's Taken The Wrong Road': Truckie

    April 22


    Illawarra Mercury, by Andrew Pearson, 22 April 2016
     
    “In my lifetime I’ve seen some real tragedies because of poor rates of pay and faulty trucks.”

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  • Truckies Protest Against Axing Safe Rates

    April 20


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  • Australian Trucking Association Refuses To Meet Truck Drivers, Families Of Victims

    April 20


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 20 April 2016
     
    The Australian Trucking Association has refused to meet truck drivers and the families of truck cash victims after 100 protesters marched on a meeting of the association today.

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